Norma Rodriguez was raised in the Tri-Cities since the age of 5.  After graduation she attended Gonzaga University. After graduating, she took a year off to work for Child Protective Services and a Health Care Clinic before returning to law school at Gonzaga. 
While at Gonzaga she interned for the Honorable Edward Shea who is now a Federal Judge in the Eastern District of Washington.  She also worked in the domestic clinic for Gonzaga University assisting low-income individuals with domestic cases.  Upon graduation she opened up her own law firm here in the Tri-Cities where she currently handles criminal, personal injury, labor and industry, and bankruptcies.
She has successfully handled high profile cases and has brought difficult to win cases to successful resolution.  She serves on the Benton Franklin Legal Aid Board, the Board for Benton Franklin Drug Courts, and Circle of Hope Foundation for Drug Courts.  She was also involved in setting up the Adult Drug Court for Benton and Franklin Counties. She has been a long time member of former WSTLA, WAJ, WACDL, Washington Defenders Association, has volunteered to coach teen age children for YMCA Mock Trial Competitions, and every year she assist in the Youth and Justice Forum.  Norma currently lives in the Tri-Cities with her husband and 5 children.

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Norma Rodriguez Biography


Dennis was born in Auburn, Washington in 1980, and grew up in Pasco, Washington. He graduated from Pasco High School in 1999. After high school, Dennis went to Pacific Lutheran University where he obtained his Bachelors of Business Administration in 2004. While at Pacific Lutheran University, Dennis was a member of the Football team that won the Division-III National Championship. Dennis received his Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 2009. He was admitted to practice law in Washington in 2009 and has since been admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington. His practice includes criminal and civil law (to include medical malpractice, automobile accidents, landlord/tenant and contract law), business formation, estate planning, and bankruptcy law.


Dennis Hanson Biography


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Michelle Trombley Biography


Michelle Trombley was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Kennewick and Benton City Washington.  Michelle attended Seattle University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy.  She then went on to Gonzaga Law School, where she received her Juris Doctorate and graduated cum laude.
While at Gonzaga, she volunteered for the Northwest Justice Project and worked for the Federal Defenders of Western Washington as well as the Honorable Robert Whaley in the Federal District Court in Spokane.  Michelle also spent the majority of law school working as a  professor's assistant, researching criminal law for Ninth Circuit Appeals as well as academic projects.
After graduation, Michelle moved back to the Tri-Cities to be closer to family and friends. She currently handles criminal law, civil law (to include personal injury, automobile accidents and suits against the state and city) and Ninth Circuit criminal appeals.  Michelle currently lives in the Tri-Cities with her husband and their dog and is looking forward to starting and raising a family there.

Michelle Alexander Biography


Michelle Alexander worked as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Franklin County for approximately 10 years.  She now has a criminal defense contract, providing assistance to indigent defendants.  She has expanded her private Criminal Defense practice, and is also representing clients in Civil, Family Law, and Bankruptcy.

Scott Rodgers Biography


Scott grew up in the hills of Northwest Georgia and Southeast Tennessee.
He graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with bachelor degrees in Chemistry, Sociology, and Economics, with a minor in Mathematics.
He continued to attend University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, where he later earned his Master of Business Administration, (MBA), with a scholarship.
Scott graudated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law, also receiving a scholarship. 

Before entering law, Scott worked in the healthcare industry in Health Outcomes Research, Clinical Trials, Global Strategic Marketing, and Healthcare Economics.  He has four years of experience in a hospital; eight years of experience in Health Insurance companies; and five years of experience in the Pharmaceutical R&D industry.

Scott focuses on Medical Malpractice cases and Workers' Compensation appeals, where he brings his previous knowledge and experience to bear.
Scott is continually invited to speak at medical conferences where physicians earn Continunuing Medical Education credits for his presentations.


Mario Interiano Biography


Mario Interiano attended Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Soon after graduating, Mario was transferred to Thailand, where he managed multiple countries in Asia for a Multinational Corporation.  After 6 years there, he was transferre to Chile, where he carried out similar responsibilities.
Mario moved to Spokane, working for a mining equipment company.  He then opted to change careers and enrolled in the Law Clerk Program through the Washington State Bar Association.  After four and a half years of working at Rodriguez & Associates and studying law, Mario became an attorney.  Since he joined the firm, Mario has focused on Civil Law, assisting and representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and additionally participating in representation of clients with Labor & Industries, Criminal, Bankruptcy, and Contracts matters.
Mario enjoys the opportunity to combine his engineering and legal background in the multiple disciplines the law firm handles.

Jessica Rodriguez Biography


Jessica Rodriguez is a Rule 9 Legal Intern and has just completed her studies in the Washington State Law Clerk Program.  Jessica was born and raised in the Tri-Cities.  At the age of 15, Jessica participated in the YMCA Mock Trial Competitions with Norma Rodriguez as her coach for the first year.  Jessica attended Eastern Washington State University and received her Bachelor's Degree in Government with an emphasis in Pre-Law and a Minor in Spanish.  At Eastern Washington University, Jessica participated in College Mock Trial placing at national level with top universities in the nation.  While in college, Jessica participated on the school government supreme court as a justice and was on a panel for residency appeals.  She also served as peer advisor, student government representative, student mentor and other associations that encouraged higher education for underprivileged students.

Jessica studied abroad in Salamanca Spain after graduating from EWU to improve her Spanish. When Jessica returned from Spain, she worked in retail management until she got accepted into the Law Clerk Program in late 2008. Through her law clerk program, Jessica handled hundreds of family law cases.  As a Rule 9 Intern, she has successfully handled cases with positive results in the court room.